About Us – Locate Us


35 Halltown Road
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

Wednesday: 10am – 6pm
Friday: 10am – 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 12pm – 4pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: CLOSED


Yarnability is located on the north side of Route 340 in historic Harpers Ferry, WV. Harpers Ferry is the valley where the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers meet. Just beyond the outskirts of the National Historical Park, Yarnability sits back from the highway in a cozy one-story block building that offers a large front porch for outdoor knitting or crochet. Discover Jefferson County WV


Yarnability has numerous parking spaces in the gravel lot just outside the front porch of the building.

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Exchanges or Returns

Exchanges or returns for store credit are accepted, with proof of purchase, within 60 days of purchase on regular price, in-stock items. Product must be in original, unused condition, clean, and odor free. Needle & hook sales, discounted and special order items are final sale.

Cancellation Policy

Class fees are not refundable unless the class is canceled by the shop. If cancellation is made prior to 48 hours of class start time, you will be provided with a store credit for use for any future purchase with the shop. Your registration is valid for the dates listed in the description only. There are no make-up class times for missed dates/times unless cancelled by the instructor.

Custom Knitting and Crochet

Yarnability offers custom knit and/or crochet orders. An estimate for time and cost to complete the project will be provided. This cost does not include the cost of the yarn to complete the project. At the time of the request the customer will pay for the yarn in full and 50% of the labor costs.

Karen Frail


Having worked under the direction of Susan since 2012, Karen entered the role of owner in 2017 after gradually taking on larger duties in the operation of the business. Karen learned to crochet at age 10. This is “officially documented” inside of a well-kept summer journal she wrote in as a child during summer trips to visit an aunt and uncle in upstate New York. Karen didn’t pick up knitting skills until 17 years later while she was expecting her daughter’s arrival. When asked which craft she enjoys more — the answer is always both!
Karen thoroughly enjoys all aspects of the fiber arts, especially sharing that love with others. Teaching people to create with their hands and watching them have a sense of accomplishment is most rewarding.

Karen Frail 2024

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History of Yarnability

The shop was established in 2012 in Shepherdstown, WV under the ownership of Susan Wolcott (former owner of Y2Knit in Funkstown, MD). The shop spent two years on Duke Street until a purchase of the building required a relocation for the shop. Yarnability was relocated to Princess Street from 2014 to 2017. In March 2017, the shop changed ownership to Karen C. Frail and was relocated to Charles Town, WV. In July 2022, Yarnability expanded its physical size and relocated to Harpers Ferry, WV.

In its “third installment,” Yarnability has been in Shepherdstown, Charles Town, and now in Harpers Ferry. Although the storefront appears to have moved across multiple ZIP codes, each of these cities are all in Jefferson County, WV and within a 10-mile radius!